Art

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Subject Leader:    Mr. P. Barnes
Subject Teachers: Mr. P. Gillespie
                                Mr. G. Devine                                                          
Technician:            Ms. D. Dee

AIMS

The Art department aims to promote an awareness of the visual language as a means of communication. With this pupils can develop their imagination and creative expression to communicate and understand their thoughts and concepts of the world they live in. Curiosity is developed through the exploration of subject, materials and techniques.

KS3

Students work on a series of projects ranging from Identity to Environment.

All students produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences through drawing, painting,, printing, mixed media, sculpture, photography and Photoshop. The projects are fully supported by critical studies enabling students to develop an understanding and appreciation of artists, craft makers and designers.

KS4

Students follow the Edexcel Fine Art syllabus in Art and Design. Over the two years they complete several teacher directed and self-directed projects which provide them with the opportunity to work in both two and three dimensions using a wide range of media, processes and techniques.

More information on the GCSE in Art and Design is available here

KS5

Key Stage 5 Students follow the Edexcel Unendorsed syllabus in Art and Design A Level. Existing skills are further developed and refined. They are encouraged to develop a more individual style and independent way of working. 

More information on the A Level in Art and Design is available here

We also offer A Level Photography which provides the perfect opportunity to learn to produce work at a professional standard, at the same time as encouraging the exploration of photography as an artistic medium. 

More information on the A Level in Photography is available here

Trips & Extra Curricular Activities

  • Gallery Visits
  • Links to Catholic Primary Schools – art workshops
  • The Art department participates in the Jack Petchey/ Saatchi Gallery Project 
  • Links to UAL portfolio preparation for 6th form students